Teaching Design

It was the first day back to teaching this week.  I teach two classes at a private school. Most of our students are home schooled, but we do have several public school students that take some of our art and music classes.  My morning class has all middle school girls and we are doing design in interiors and some fashion.  It is so interesting to see how they approach the lessons and projects.  We draw, sew, card weave and others activities.  You can really tell how much better the students learn from this hands on approach.

The second class in mostly boys with two girls, they are louder and more energetic.  It is a more technical building type program.  Today we started a study in aeronautics and made some unusual paper airplanes.  The class was such a great success, from such a simple free-form project.  All in all a nice start to this semester.

Design

New design are still in the works.  I just finished a mini collection for Artisan Impact Catalog.  It was so exciting to finish a group in a similar theme and I can’t wait to see the finished booklet.  Most pieces will be in the shop soon.
Closeup
I love the fabric in this clutch, it has a hand crafted button. This bag was sent off to my friend Barbara’s gallery in Buffalo.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ambika
    Jan 11, 2008 @ 03:49:50

    Hello! I teach design in Idian Fashion School.i liked the design on clutch bag and please do post some more of your interasting work.
    Ambika

    Reply

  2. Field Notes / Recycled Ideas
    Jan 11, 2008 @ 04:31:27

    That sounds like a really, really fun class to teach! You lucky woman 😀

    Reply

  3. contrariwise
    Jan 18, 2008 @ 18:44:25

    I love the design of your clutch. What a fabulous fabric!

    Reply

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